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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Market characteristics

The Cradle Coast Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Greater Hobart.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Cradle Coast Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Cradle Coast Region's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents46,133100.0100.047,253100.0100.0-1,120
Males22,81849.548.523,34749.448.6-529
Females23,31450.651.523,90650.651.4-592
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years8,42318.318.09,41719.918.8-994
15 - 24 years5,49911.912.45,93112.613.4-432
25 - 54 years16,71136.238.518,16838.439.7-1,457
55 - 64 Years6,61514.313.26,18313.112.8+432
65 years and over8,86519.217.87,55416.015.4+1,311
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,0368.88.84,1418.88.4-105
Secondary school2,6745.86.02,8846.16.0-210
TAFE9192.02.11,3672.92.6-448
University8111.85.07641.64.6+47
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born4,0138.713.84,1368.813.2-123
Speaks language other than English at home1,1212.47.61,0392.26.4+82
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1180.31.21430.31.0-25
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3,3578.921.33,0758.118.7+282
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,4676.57.92,0745.57.1+393
Certificate level9,04024.019.78,31122.018.8+729
No qualification18,54149.241.420,36953.845.1-1,828
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,94526.521.0--------
$650 to $1,4996,54235.132.8--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,43118.421.4--------
$2,500 or more 1,7999.715.4--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned6,62334.031.66,96336.032.8-340
Purchasing5,79029.733.65,93130.734.7-141
Renting5,48828.227.55,39427.926.9+94
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house20,92590.783.220,21088.981.2+715
Medium house1,7087.413.62,0979.216.1-389
High density1430.62.21170.52.0+26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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